Neqitan wrote:Sobekhotep wrote:dtp883 wrote:my teacher said that many Spanish speakers can't trill their /r/'s.
That makes me feel better because I absolutely suck at [r]!
Although I've never heard any Spanish speakers on TV that couldn't pronounce it.
I read that a lot of Boricuas pronounce /r/ as [x] but I've never heard anyone pronounce it like that; it's always [r].
[x]? That's crazy!
So my name would be /xe.'na.to/! OMG
That's similar to how many Brazilians pronounce it: [xẽ.'na.tʊ]
dtp883 wrote:I think the reason you've never heard someone pronounce /r/ as /x/ is probably the same reason American English speaking actors will never* lisp /s/ > /θ/ nor talk with a non-GA accent unless they are in a role that requires it. They want the actors to seem universal and adhere to the official language.
That makes sense for tv & film. But I've met numerous Puerto Ricans throughout my life and yet I've never heard it. But I've heard all the other Puerto Ricanisms...